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Jan 22, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 22, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 22, 2009

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Layoffs clouding the solar industry

Jan 22, 2009
The U.S. solar industry has enjoyed a lot of growth in recent years, but it's not immune to recession. Many solar companies have confirmed layoffs, factory closings or construction delays. Sarah Gardner reports.

House committees take on stimulus

Jan 22, 2009
Two House committees take up tax cuts and infrastructure spending in the $825 billion stimulus package. Republicans are raising objections to the existing proposals. John Dimsdale reports.

Should the U.S. just nationalize banks?

Jan 22, 2009
While the government bailout of banks has had little success, some have wondered whether the U.S. should just nationalize its banks. Scott Jagow tackles the idea with Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell.

China's growth starting to cool

Jan 22, 2009
Numbers out today show that China's economy grew 9 percent last year, down from 13 percent the year before. Beijing has committed some $600 billion in stimulus to help. Scott Tong reports.

Mid-tier banks face their own troubles

Jan 22, 2009
Megabanks like JP Morgan and Citigroup make headlines for their losses, but smaller and mid-tier banks are suffering as well. But Mitchell Hartman explains how the troubles of these banks may differ.

The controversy of concierge medicine

Jan 22, 2009
Some states have been considering whether to regulate fee-for-service physicians who practice what is sometimes referred to as "concierge" medicine. Tamara Keith explores why the option has garnered controversy.

Death penalty for Chinese milk tainters

Jan 22, 2009
A Chinese court sentenced two men to death and one woman to life in prison for their involvement in tainting milk with a deadly additive. Some believe they were scapegoated for government cover-ups. Scott Tong reports.

Apple stock still sweet, but may sour

Jan 22, 2009
Apple sales hit $10 billion for the first time last quarter, and the brand still grabs consumers worldwide. But the company is predicting a less-stellar performance in the first quarter. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Home construction at new low

Jan 22, 2009
Demand for new homes is at a low as numbers out this morning wrap up the worst year for builders since at least 1959. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports level of foreclosures will likely stay high all year.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC